Unity? (was: What's your favorite distro, and why?)

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 09:01:11 MST 2013


On 12/11/2013 03:49 AM, Dan Egli wrote:
> On December 7, 2013, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
>> Imagine OpenStep but built on top of gnome with a built in search box
>> instead of a proper menu. That's pretty much unity.
> 
> I guess I'm dating myself again, but what's OpenStep? Remember I've had
> only glancing contact with Linux for nearly 10 years now. (NOT by choice,
> by the way)

If only there were a way to look up and read about these sorts of things. :)

OpenStep hasn't really been in the news so to speak more than 10 years.
 In fact it was old news even 10 years ago.

Though in a way that's a bit odd as I'd have thought that after OS X
became popular, OpenStep (well an open source implementation like
GnuStep at least) would get more love by the hacker community in general
to make porting apps to and from OS X easier, but alas few people seem
interested in using ObjC and Cocoa-style APIs outside of Mac.


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